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Nymphaeaceae

  • Fritz H. Schweingruber
  • Andrea Kučerová
  • Lubomír Adamec
  • Jiří Doležal
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Abstract

Perennial floating-leaved herb with thick rhizome rooting in sediment. Floating leaves cordate, leathery, on 50–250 cm long elastic petioles, stomata only on the upper leaf side. Submerged leaves thinner with undulate margins and on shorter petiole. Flowers solitary above water, 4–6 cm in diameter, on long pedicels, both sepals and petals yellow. Fruit is a flask-shaped capsule ripening above water. Terrestrial form known.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fritz H. Schweingruber
    • 1
  • Andrea Kučerová
    • 2
  • Lubomír Adamec
    • 2
  • Jiří Doležal
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research – WSLBirmensdorfSwitzerland
  2. 2.Czech Academy of SciencesInstitute of BotanyTřeboňCzech Republic
  3. 3.Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Třeboň, Czech Republic; Faculty of ScienceUniversity of South Bohemiačeské BudějoviceCzech Republic

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